• Sanna- Steamed Rice Cake

    June 6, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: RECIPE SWAP CHALLENGE THEME: RECIPE SWAP – 1 I’ve actually got a lot on my plate at the moment where blogging is concerned as I’m constantly busy with some group or the other. Initially I was two minded about joining this group simply because I thought I may not be able to cope. However, the main reason I joined is that I have bookmarked so many recipes from fellow bloggers that I rarely get the opportunity to go back to them and actually make it. However, this group gives me that opportunity. This is my first entry for the group and I was paired with Sasmita who blogs at First Timer Cook. Her blog is full of recipes both Indian and International Vegetarian Dishes.…

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  • Coffee and Coconut Fat Bomb

    April 16, 2018mayurisjikoni

    A fad or essential?    I know a number of people who follow the ketogenic diet or the keto diet. They’ve been requesting me add some keto friendly recipes to my collection. I’ve resisted so far as I just cannot get use to the idea that eating fat is good. Here for years its been drummed into our heads that fat is bad so we all have been trying to cook with minimum amount of oil, eat dry toast without butter, air fry snacks, bake instead of fry and what not.    For those on a keto diet sugar is absolutely out including the natural ones like honey and maple syrup. Carbohydrate consumption at a bare minimum, fill your tummy with protein and fat. Once…

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  • Idiyappam

    April 11, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 9 “Breakfast Like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” I’m a little excited and at the same time a bit worried. Pretty soon am moving from Blogger to WordPress. Work is still in progress. I’m keeping all my fingers crossed that the move will be seamless. The new blog was supposed to be ready before I started the Mega Blogging Marathon. Before I posted the first day recipe I was in a dilemma as to should I participate or not. What made me participate is some of the recipes that I had already prepared for the theme. As the saying goes ‘baad mai…

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  • Almond, Coconut and Cacao Nib Bites

    April 9, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Modern style laddoos    Majority of us love our desserts and the more sinful the better. However, in this modern age when we spend more time sitting and when our daily work or chores does not involve strenuous physical activities, we cannot really indulgent in those sinful desserts on a regular basis. I’ve stopped stocking on ice creams and haven’t made a decent sinful dessert in a very long time. The last indulgence was on my birthday when I had waffles topped with hazelnut ice cream, chocolate sauce a generous swirl of fresh cream…sigh!!!!!    That does not mean I’ve become a goodie goodie or am so disciplined that I can resist all those sinful desserts. I just stay away from them. Its at times…

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  • Pineapple Coconut Muffins

    April 2, 2018mayurisjikoni

    My babies are Adults My twins turned 32 on 30th March. Boy and girl, just three apart but they are like chalk and cheese, aasman aur zameen as the saying goes—- they understand each other totally and yet are so different. My daughter is like a social bee, making a zillions of friends and thrives in a noisy environment. My son on the other hand prefers to keep to himself and probably wouldn’t survive in a very busy environment.     Its a different kind of feeling, a feeling of pride, satisfaction, joy and happiness when a parent sees their child or children growing up into fine adults and venturing out into the wide world to find their own niche. My eldest one is only…

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  • Pineapple Coconut Virgin Mojito Float

    March 26, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Cheers!    Go to any party, bar, pub, lounge, restaurant, reception, and you’ll see people clinking their glasses and saying cheers. Whether young or old, men or women, kids or adults all raise their glasses, filled with alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks to toast a host or for general good wishes to all present.   The word cheers originates from the French word chiere which meant face or head. By 18th century it meant gladness and was used as a way for encouragement. Today cheers is simply a way of wishing one or a group, good health and happiness.    It is believed that glasses were raised up as an offering of wine to the Gods. Clinking of glasses has many theories. However, no one is really sure which…

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  • Koiloreo/ Kuilodde/ Koilori (Goan Pancakes)

    February 28, 2018mayurisjikoni

    The Holiday State    February is when Shhh Cooking Secretly group (started by Priya of Priya’s Versatile Recipes) had a virtual tour of Goa. Its been over 30 years since I’ve visited Goa. I remember when we were passing the town centre, there was a huge crowd of people. We asked the taxi driver what was going on and he replied “koi naya actor ki shooting chal rahi hai, aap ko dekhna hai?” he asked. We asked if he knew the actor and he said no so we didn’t stop to watch. Who was the new actor? None other than Shakrukh Khan shooting for the movie Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa!   I remember we were staying at some hotel in town and would go to the…

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  • Beetroot Energy Balls

    February 5, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Healthy Red    Mondays comes just too fast.Imagine we’re already into the second month of the year. In just a month, the other Presidential Election candidate, who lost the second round of election that took place in Nov, was ‘sworn’ in as the ‘People’s President’. In their battle to win the powerful chair, the country is still battling with basic needs. High Food Prices, clean drinking water, better roads, proper sanitation, a cleaner environment to name a few issue needs urgent attention. So many issues to tackle. Mombasa has trash dumped all on roadsides and the hills are going taller by the day. I wish the politicians would for once with dedication just get on with what their tasks are instead of wasting time and useful…

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  • 727. Undi (Pundi Gatti, Oondi or Rice dumplings)

    November 20, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Delicious Dumplings    A visit to Phoenix Mall, Bangalore is like a dazzling visit to Fairyland. Only thing is that nothing is free, you need oodles of money to buy whatever you want. I remember when I was studying in India in the 70s, nothing much was available and relatives and friends would have a long list of things they’d want us to bring for them from Kenya. Tables have turned, everything is available in India right from Rin soap to Audis. For a girl who comes from the supposedly second biggest city in Kenya, the malls are like paradise for me. Visiting Foodland is a foodie’s dream but unfortunately everything from lettuce to wheat pasta is overpriced. Eating healthy is an expensive habit. Wonder…

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  • 718. Pearl Millet and Almond Cookies (Bajra Cookies)

    October 12, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Include Millet In Your Diet Theme: Cookies For Your Sweet Tooth BM#81 Week 2 Day 3      Today has been such a horrible day for me. I wait till 9a.m. for the maid to turn up. I had planned so many Diwali cooking and baking items but didn’t get even one done. She turns up after 9 and goes and sits down. I was a bit annoyed so didn’t say anything. After a few minutes I hear long sighs… what a brilliant way to attract attention. I go to her and she tells me she is sick. So I tell her to go back home and rest and come back when she is well. She continues to sit there. The softie me asks her if she needs a cup of…

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